Madeline L'engle wrote the science fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time; which is a science fiction novel about love and quantum physics.
The protagonist is an intelligent little girl who has to fight an unspeakable evil to survive.
Also: Do you know about The Lower East Side Girls Club?
Their mission statement will blow your mind:
The Lower Eastside Girls Club provides a place where girls and young women 8-23 can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong arts, literacy, science, health and leadership programs we provide girls with the vision to plan – and the tools to build – their future. All Girls Club programs develop environmental, entrepreneurial and ethical leadership in the girls we serve.